18 returned results for 'meet the scientist'

  • Meet our scientists – Dr Faye Jackson

    Who are you and what do you do? I am a new employee in the Environment Group at Marine Scotland Science Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory (MSS-FFL). I am currently undertaking large-scale (all of Scotland) spatial data analysis, using R as a GIS, to create national scale datasets of river habitat proxies e.g. elevation, river width, bankside…

    7th November 2017

  • Meet our scientists – Dr Ian Davies

    Who are you and what do you do? I am Ian Davies, and I am Programme Manager for the Renewables and Energy Programme. There are two Groups in the Programme; one whose main job is to act as advisers to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on chemical discharge from the offshore…

    24th October 2017

  • Meet our scientists – Dr Carey Fraser

    Who are you and what do you do? I am Carey Fraser. I work 30 hours a week and spend half of my week as Science Operations Programme Manager for Marine Scotland Science, and half on secondment as Head of Professional Development for Science in the Scottish Government. Why is what you do important? Science…

    10th October 2017

  • How would you like to be a Scientist-in-Charge?

    I work as a physical oceanographer for Marine Scotland Science and every December I am also the Scientist-in-Charge (SiC) of the MRV Scotia’s research cruise.   Before taking over the December cruise I work-shadowed a colleague who taught me the ins-and-outs of Scotia and this type of cruise.  Funnily enough not many people are keen on…

    8th March 2017

  • Scientists take ‘blue-action’ to help society cope with the impacts of dramatic Arctic climate changes

    While the Arctic faces rapid warming and less sea ice currently covers the Arctic Ocean than ever before at this time of the year, an international partnership launches a major project to improve our detailed understanding of the processes and impacts of this changing climate and to construct better long-term forecast systems for the increasingly…

    6th December 2016

  • International Meeting on Aquaculture Disease

    On the 12-13 October 2016, the Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen hosted the 2016 PD TriNation (Pancreas Disease) meeting, led by Marine Scotland scientist Dr Sandy Murray with the help of Norwegian colleagues Mona Dverdal Jansen and Britt Bang Jensen of the Norwegian Veterinary Institute. The PD TriNation initiative was established in 2005 with the aims of integrating…

    16th November 2016

  • MASTS Annual Science Meeting

    The publication of Scotland’s Draft Marine Plan in July 2013 brings into sharp focus the importance of Scotland’s seas to its economy, culture and environment. From 27th – 29th August, the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) will be staging its Annual Science Meeting at the Edinburgh Conference Centre. This gathering of…

    21st August 2013

  • Knowing your parasites – inside and out

    Ensuring Scotland’s marine environment is managed effectively and sustainable is crucial for future generations – and this includes, literally, all creatures great and small. To support this, in September,  representatives from Marine Scotland, Aberdeen University and the University of Cape Town hosted a two day MASTS-funded workshop in Aberdeen focussing on “Parasites of Commercially Important Marine Fish Species and…

    20th September 2017

  • Marine engineers develop a new drop frame and camera system

    Marine Scotland Engineering staff have a history of building bespoke kit for scientists over a number of years. Most recently they have been working on the research vessel Alba na Mara to develop a new drop frame and stereo image system to increase our benthic monitoring capabilities. This system is used by both Marine Scotland scientists and…

    9th December 2016

  • In deep at the United Nations

    Next week, Marine Scotland scientist Dr Francis Neat (pictured right) will join the EU delegation to the UN in New York to discuss deep-sea fishing regulations and conservation in the high seas. It’s a huge honour and as Francis explains “we rarely think too much about that part of the ocean that is beyond our national jurisdiction…

    28th July 2016